Sunday, September 19, 2010

greek pasta salad

Do not....Cough...cough '''... I repeat.... do not get too close to....cough' your screen... sputter...''' did I catch this awful cold? I am on day six of this baby and still don't think I have hit the mid point. I don't often get sick...this must be my reward for that. And why is it that when I am so busy....abnormally so, that I catch a cold?
But as I sit here complaining about my pitiful self, I tuned into the news to find that the homes of many of my dear friends and old neighbors homes are at risk of fire. 1250 homes evacuated, 40-50 mph winds whipping the flames across the dry mountain side. 3 homes lost already. Hang in there Herriman...our prayers are with you that the winds change and the flames are subdued. I am done complaining about my cold now...sorry.

I the meantime I leave you with this simple and fantastic recipe for a pasta salad.
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½ cup ricotta cheese
1 tablespoon fresh oregano
Handful basil, chopped
¼ cup thinly sliced onion
2 cups grape tomatoes, cut in half
1 cup kalamata olives, sliced in half
¼ cup Parmesan
1 box pasta, cooked
1 cup olive oil
Zest and juice of a lemon
3 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1 teaspoon rosemary
1/2 cups red wine vinegar

Combine all salad ingredients in a bowl. In a blender, combine all ingredients except the oil. Slowly emulsify in the oil. Drizzle over the pasta salad.


Stephanie McGee said...

Hope you kick the cold soon! Yummy salad!

Unknown said...

So sorry you're sick - hope you feel better soon!
Salad is mouthwatering - love the use of cottage cheese!

sweetlife said...

i hope you fell better, i went through it last week and it is no fun....great salad...super creamy and i love ricotta with olives